6 days in Rovaniemi, Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

6 days in Rovaniemi, Saariselka & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, and then have fun at Angry Birds Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi travel route planner.

Milan, Italy to Rovaniemi is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Milan to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Milan in December, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Parks
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Saariselka

— 3 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center & Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus). Spend the 11th (Sat) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Saariselka when traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with lows around -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

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Helsinki

— 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Saariselka to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Saariselka in December, you will find days in Helsinki are a bit warmer (3°C), and nights are much hotter (-3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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